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There are a lot of used mills out there with break-in usage only on them, and you can save a few thousand bucks easy.
Engineer, why don't you build one, you've used a bandmill and know what you like and don't like. I would give serious consideration to an electric mill, probably 7 1/2 hp would do anything you wanted. Frank C.
look at the timber king mills also they are well bult I think
I bought a TK 2000 diesel not too long ago and have not been impressed with it's accuracy. The mill is all there, but if you're meticulous....Woodmizer has that new LT15 Wide out, I believe it can saw up to a 36" log they claim.Hud-Son's are an affordable unit. My friend has an Oscar and is happy with it.Norwood's are good units too.
Dave, no mill can cut good lumber without a good operator, but it is definitely true that it is easier for any operator to get good results with a good mill.
about 50% understanding the wood, and 65% being a good mechanic
Sandsawmill, welcome! The bigger the log, the more you'll appreciate hydraulics. Looking forward to seeing some photos.
Geez! That's good news right there!I have zero experience with either of these mills but I have heard good things about both of them. If it were me, I'd look to see which one would have the closest and easiest parts supply, dealer network, etc. If you need a part, is it 2 days away or a week away?If there was a dealer an hour's drive away from me I would go with that one.P.S. I'm afraid there's no hope for you. You're going to be joining the ranks of sawyers. It's a funny, strange place.
Im in the market for a mill as well, ive seen a local operator struggle to dial in his WM and after he did the cutting I helped my buddy stack his lumber and there was a terrible wave in many of the boards: going from 4/4 - 6/4 in the same 16' board. Is this normal?
are there any entry level mills that can cut on both passes?
Sooooo, Engineer, did ya get a mill??
But all I could say was, "Honey if you think I should get a new mill then I will start shopping again".
Did you ever get a mill?
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